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This Day in Sports History — June 29

Joe DiMaggio
Hulton Archive

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 29 :

1933 — Primo Carnera knocked out Jack Sharkey in the sixth round at the Madison Square Garden Bowl on Long Island for the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1941 — New York Yankees’ great Joe DiMaggio hit safely in both ends of a doubleheader — his 41st and 42nd consecutive games with a hit— to break the American League record set by George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns in 1922. (More info.)

1950 — The United States defeated Great Britain, 1-0, in a first-round World Cup match in Brazil. (More info.)

1956 — Charles Dumas recorded the world’s first-ever high jump over 7′ at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Los Angeles. (More info.)

1969 — Chicago Cubs’ outfielder Billy Williams passed Stan Musial’s National League record for consecutive games played (896). (More info.)

1983 — Aboard Another Rodger at Belmont Park, jockey Angel Cordero won his 5,000th career horse race. (More info.)

1984 — Montreal Expos’ veteran Pete Rose played in a MLB-record 3,309th game, surpassing Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski. (More info.)

1986 — Argentina defeated West Germany, 3-2, to win soccer’s World Cup in Mexico City. (More info.)

1986 — The Boston Red Sox traded for veteran pitcher Tom Seaver. (More info.)

1990 — Both Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s and Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angles Dodgers threw no-hitters in their respective games. (More info.)

1995 — George Foreman vacated his IBF heavyweight boxing title because he refused to fight Axel Schulz. (More info.)

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